Rieti Travel Guide

  • View of Rieti from Fonte Colombo
    View of Rieti from Fonte Colombo
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    The medieval city walls.
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Rieti Things to Do

  • Lakes of Rieti

    Do not miss an opportunity to visit the Lakes of Rieti - the most serene bodies of water, embraced by lush green mountains of every shape.Rieti has the largest number of artificial lakes - 3 which include Salto, Turano and Scandarello. The situation might have been different if Romans had not drained the large Velino Lake. There are 7 additional...

  • Rieti - Walk in the Steps of Saint...

    Rieti - the secret jewel in the Franciscan crown - has always been dimmed by the notoriety of Assisi. Now you can experience an official, marked, "Saint Francis Walk" of 80 kilometres through the sacred valley - inaugurated in December 2003, and divided into eight stops that have been blessed by the presence of Saint Francis. The stops along the...

  • Palazzo Vescovile

    Perhaps the most interesting building in town, the Palazzo Vescovile (Bishops' Palace) is situated right behind the Duomo (Cathedral), and you could easily overlook it. However, its original medieval architecture, and the porticos below should not be missed.


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Rieti Restaurants

  • Nice Sabine food

    The restaurant is attached to hotel Europa, a stone's throw from Piazza del Rufo (see my things to do tip). Rieti may not be the Italian food capital, but this funny and welcoming couple does a good job. We tasted local antipasti, local olives, local ham, local meat, local white "amatriciana" (gricia) pasta and drank wine from Piemonte (why no...

  • Aperitivo in the main square

    This cafe belongs to the hotel with the same name. We stopped there for aperitivo before dinner. The service was dead slow but the terrace was pretty full. However, it served good stuff and offered us some chips and peanuts, which is always nice. The price was ridiculously low for table service in the main square Campari orange was good :o)

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Rieti Transportation

  • Rieti - public transportation

    Urban Transport Moving around in Rieti and its surroundings is easy thanks to the bus services run by the Azienda Servizi Municipali di Rieti. For information:Tel. +39 0746 25649Toll free number: 800 239478http://www.asmrieti.it/

  • Rieti - If you liked Assisi - you'll...

    By car - a great drive from Rome as you pass fields of sunflowers, grazing sheep, and see extraordinary vistas as you travel up the mountains.From the north Take the A1 Firenze-Roma highway, exit at Orte, continue on the Orte-Terni highway and continue in the direction of Rieti, following the SS 675 or SS79.From the SouthTake the A1 Napoli-Roma...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Rieti Local Customs

  • Madonnelle in Borgo San Pietro

    We saw this Madona on a street corner as you walk down toward the lake from the Church of San Filippa Mareri. We were told you could still see local people stop and say an "Ave" there to her.

  • Dip in the lake - Sister style

    Here we found the Sisters of Charity of Calcutta doing Mother Teresa's work and taking a dip in the lake on a little break.

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Rieti Off The Beaten Path

  • Istituto Suore Francescane di Santa...

    Filippa Mareri (died 16 February 1236), an uncanonized saint from the Cicolano, southeast of Rieti, has no full or clearly contemporary "life"; but ironically her reality is in some ways more palpable than that of many canonized saints. The Franciscan nuns that inhabit the convent are some of the most delightful, accommodating and genuinely...

  • Franciscan convents

    There's quite a few Franciscan convents around Rieti. St. Frances (San Francesco) used to retreat in this peaceful area of Italy. By taking a drive to one of these convents you'll get a taste of the idylliac atmosphere he surrounded himself with. The convent I visited is some 15 minutes by car outside Rieti, on the way to the Laghi Reatini. It has...

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Rieti General

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    Pace e Bene - Peace and Blessings

    by icunme Written Aug 1, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The quiet friendliness of the people, the serenity of the forests, the calm of the lakes - the abiding spirit of Saint Francis evident in the people and nature.

    Fondest memory: Walking the paths of Saint Francis at Fonte Colombo - sitting in Saint Francis' cave.

    By Lake Salto - Borgo San Pietro Fonte Colombo Saint Francis' cave
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